#02333
Glimpse Of Heaven (Ryan's Fancy)
#275: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

The hillside was a patchwork quilt,
Neatly stitched with tidy hedge
And crumbling grey stone wall.

The trees were bare, but spring was near,
To conjure up its endless strings
Of green magic handkerchieves.

Could you only see what I've seen,
You would surely know what I mean:
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.

A string of diamonds formed a stream
That tumbled down the daunting cliff,
To sparkle bright on the beach.

Could you only see what I've seen,
You would surely know what I mean:
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.

New born lambs that sweetly played,
Speckled eggs all newly laid;
But for you I would have stayed,
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.

Could you only see what I've seen,
You would surely know what I mean:
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.

Could you only see what I've seen,
You would surely know what I mean:
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.

I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.

I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven.
[fading....]
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven....
[fading....]
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven....
[fading....]
I think I must have caught a glimpse of heaven....

####.... Based on an original poem by Dave Cousins of the Strawbs about Branscombe in Devon, England, and first recorded by The Strawbs as A Glimpse Of Heaven (From The Witchwood, ©1971 Old School Songs) ....####

This variant recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Brand New Songs ©1977, RCA Records; Sea People ©1979, Boot Records).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

The Strawbs recorded this song many other times over the band's history:
Best Of The Strawbs, 1978; A Choice Selection Of Strawbs, 1992; Halcyon Days, 1998; The Complete Strawbs, 2000; 30 Years In Rock, 2001; Full Bloom, 2004; Rick Wakeman & Dave Cousins: Live - 1988, 2005.


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